Things Being What They Are

Playwright – Wendy MacLeod
Directed by Darin Anthony
July 2014

As Bill readies a new condo for him and his soon-to-arrive wife, he gets an unexpected visit from their new neighbor, Jack. What follows is a sharp comedy about the lives we dream of having versus the lives we end up living.



Chet Grissom

Cameron Jappe



Produced by Lemuel Thornton



“Both men are superb in their characterizations… you’ll never squeeze a sweeter lemon than this one.” – Ingrid Wilmot, Bitter Lemons

“[T]his Moving Arts production nicely captures the struggle of two men trying so hard to hold onto something they’ve already lost.” – Daniel Johnson, Cinesnatch

“[MacLeod]does throw in laugh-out-loud detours and a some lovely, tender moments – Jappe is most at home when he’s allowed to be at his most vulnerable” – Jennie Webb, Bitter Lemons/LAFPI

“For this two person show, director Darin Anthony, has tapped Chet Grissom to play the role of Jack, and Cameron Jappe to play the role of Bill, both of whom do a stand-up job that demands comedic and dramatic repartee.” – Michael Bishop, Life in LA